The Jane Austen Playlist:

Music and Prose of Jane Austen


by Laura Klein


Thursday, 15th February, 2024, 7 pm

 CU Boulder Main Campus


Description: This lecture and recital will explore music in Austen’s life, including works from one of her handwritten music manuscripts and a recently discovered volume of music inscribed with her signature. It will also uncover fascinating connections between her music and her best-loved novels.

Bio: Laura Klein, M.M., NCTM, pianist, educator, and musicologist, is a PhD precandidate in Musicology at CU Boulder, where her focus is on the music in the Austen Family Music Books. She has performed in the US, Canada, Austria, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Boettcher Concert Hall, and Jane Austen’s House as a Reimagine Resident.

The event is free, but space is limited. Advance registration is required.

To register:

  • Email by noon on Wednesday, February 14th.
  • Include your name and the name(s) of any guest (3 guests maximum).
  • Please write “Jane Austen” in the subject line.

The exact location will be provided upon registration.

This event is sponsored by the Center for British & Irish Studies, the 18th- & 19th-Century Studies Network, and the Department of Musicology, College of Music.